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Accidentally find this in one folder. I think they are purkinje...

Accidentally find this in one folder. I think they are purkinje cells.  

freshphotons: Via Martha!

freshphotons: Via Martha!

Overview of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the...

Overview of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the visceral motor system (This awesome figure is from “Neuroscience” by Dale Purves)

Cranial Nerves There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves that arise...

Cranial Nerves There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves that arise from the brain. They are numbered from I – XII in a rostral to caudal direction. In addition, each nerve is named. They leave the cranial cavity by passing into foramina, fissures and canals to reach the structures they innervate. (Felten & Jozefowicz, 2003, p. 157)

Gene predisposing to homosexuality may benefit success of heterosexual mating

No matter you are gay, bi or straight, you probably wonder why, evolutionarily,  gay gene can not only survive from the nature selection but also spread among a large population given that reproduction is impossible for homosexual couples. There got to be a reason for that. Well, here is a possible explanation. A group of scientists recently find that...

jtotheizzoe: Beautiful Ramon y Cajal illustration of brain...

jtotheizzoe: Beautiful Ramon y Cajal illustration of brain cross-section. Complete, amazing slideshow here. (via Discover Mag)

Burning tumor in a magnetic field

Tumor cells can be heated to death by using magnetic hyperthermia, an experimental cancer treatment based on the idea that magnetic nanoparticles, when subjected to the magnetic field, and produce heat and cause cell death. Targeted tumor cells are injected with magnetic nanoparticles and then will be placed in a magnetic coil to escalate temperature....

When four is not four, but rather two plus two

Four was long held to be the number of visual objects the brain can keep in mind at once; any more and the system becomes overloaded. New research shows that this limit may, in fact, depend on where in the visual field they appear. By studying visual working memory in monkeys — whose capacities are surprisingly similar to humans’ — MIT researchers...

Organ of Corti

The organ of Corti (or spiral organ) is the organ in the inner ear of mammals that contains auditory sensory cells, or “hair cells.”

gyruscinguli: How I learned our wonderful 12 pairs of cranial...

gyruscinguli: How I learned our wonderful 12 pairs of cranial nerves.

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